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The coast off North Devon is being unveiled as the potential home for a £3 billion project for 350 turbines which would generate 1,500MW of green power, known as the Atlantic Array.

Farm Energy, the South Molton based company behind the scheme, hopes that the site 20 km north west of Ilfracombe, and 15 km north of Lundy, could generate enough green electricity to power more than a million homes. The region is seen as having the best prospects for grid connection, and the Atlantic Array scheme could supply 53 per cent of the South West's domestic energy. As yet it has no consent to develop the North Devon site or any lease agreements from the Crown Estate, which owns the seabed.